The Ford Foundation is a charitable organization based in New York. The fund was established to support programs that promote democracy, contribute to reduce poverty and contribute to dialogue between different peoples and to improve human achievement.
Ford Foundation operated since its launch in 1936 as an independent. The Foundation gives grants through corporate headquarters in New York and a dozen sub-offices spread throughout the world. In fiscal year 2005, she gave five hundred and twelve million dollars for a grants to projects that have focused on strengthening democratic values, community and economic development, education, media, arts and cultural, and human rights.
In Israel the Ford Foundation contributes to several organizations, including Adva Center, a line worker, ACRI , B’Tselem and the legal clinic at Tel- Aviv University. Israel Ford Foundation was founded in 2003 under the auspices of the New Israel Fund, part of the collaboration between the Ford Foundation funds grants transferred $ 40 million New Israel Fund, since its establishment in Israel Ford Foundation gave grants to more than 40 organizations working in her opinion of the New Israel Fund promoting “civil society, human rights and peace.” ( wikipedia)